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new! chazzano coffee tasting party during expo

kimono54kimono54 Fort Wayne, IN Icrontian
We have secured a prime spot for a coffee tasting party during Expo 2013. The Chazzano coffee tasting will be Thursday the 27th at 10am. There will be a tour of the shop and roasting facility, an explanation of how coffee is grown, processed, roasted and brewed, and a coffee tasting.

Chazzano needs a head count before the event so I'm putting a deadline of June 24th on the signup. The cost is $12 person, payable the day of the event. Sign up below!
BobbyDigi
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  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    In.
    kimono54
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited May 2013
    Thank you so much for putting this together, Carla. Definitely in!

    Guys, if you don't like coffee, or hate coffee, or think you know coffee, GO TO THIS. It will bend your mind and open your eyes, and you'll learn a ton and have a great time.
    kimono54BlackHawk
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    This is relevant to my interests. In.

    -Digi
    kimono54
  • BlackHawkBlackHawk Bible music connoisseur There's no place like 127.0.0.1 Icrontian
    Sigh. I guess I'm in. :grumble:
    kimono54ThraxprimesuspectBobbyDigi
  • kimono54kimono54 Fort Wayne, IN Icrontian
    Yay! We have the required minimum of 4. Woo hoo!
  • maliamalia Sconnie Nation Icrontian
    I heard nothing but amazing things about this from the folks that did it last time, so, IN.
    kimono54
  • sharkydartsharkydart KY Icrontian
    i'm interested!
    kimono54
  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian
    In!
    kimono54
  • In.
    kimono54
  • NemikanNemikan Icrontian
    in
    kimono54
  • In
    kimono54
  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian
    edited Jun 2013
    So... I knew this day would come. Scholars and prophets have oft spoken of a battle between good and evil that would herald the end of days. Most people have come to believe that this was nothing more than embellished mythology, and that no such battle would ever come to pass. I've always known, though... And I knew it was not going to be brother against brother, or good against evil. No. No, it was always going to be coffee versus tea.

    Can't, however, say I knew it was going to happen at a gaming expo in Detroit.

    Consider me in.
    BobbyDigikimono54primesuspect
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    Eh maybe I could go for this whole coffee thing.
    kimono54
  • GuppyGuppy Warren, MI Icrontian
    In.
    kimono54
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    I'm in!!

    Back in 2011, I attended a coffee tasting at Chazzano. As I walked through the door being held open by @primesuspect, he said to me "This is going to change your life."

    It did.
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    primesuspectkimono54
  • SonorousSonorous F@H Fanatic Virginia Icrontian
    So in. My mouth is ready. Is that weird to say?
    kimono54
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    Since golf went south, I'm in.
    kimono54
  • BandrikBandrik Elkhart, IN Icrontian
    edited Jun 2013
    Totally and thoroughly IN. $12 reserved for awesome, and will be paid in full in haypennies*.

    *by "hay" I meant straw.
    The stuff horses eat.
    Which say "neigh".
    But to coffee I say "yay!"
    image
    So yeah I'm in.
    kimono54UPSLynxcolaBobbyDigi
  • NecoNeco Skelus Orlando, FL Member
    If there's room for 2 more myself and WeepingAngel would like to go too.
    kimono54
  • kimono54kimono54 Fort Wayne, IN Icrontian
    Only one more spot open.
  • PirateNinjaPirateNinja I don't know how to not Icrontian
    I'll take it!
    kimono54
  • kimono54kimono54 Fort Wayne, IN Icrontian
    All right! We're full. 20 awesome people for an awesome experience. Love it!
    BobbyDigi
  • BandrikBandrik Elkhart, IN Icrontian
    Simply delightful. =3
    kimono54
  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian
    I'm scared.

    So... so scared.
    kimono54
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    Fear is the mind-killer.
    - Muad-Dib
    kimono54MyrmidonUPSLynx
  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian
    Tushon said:

    Fear is the mind-killer.
    - Muad-Dib

    I already did.
    - Philip J. Fry


    MyrmidonKoreish
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    Teramona said:

    Tushon said:

    Fear is the mind-killer.
    - Muad-Dib

    I already did.
    - Philip J. Fry


    I'm 12 and what is this?
    - The Internet
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    edited Jun 2013
    Edit: nevermind
  • PirateNinjaPirateNinja I don't know how to not Icrontian
    For everyone who went, you may remember I asked what the advantages of high elevation roasting were (not high elevation growing). Mr. Chaz (who was incredibly awesome) shrugged it off as marketing blorp.

    Today I did a little Googling to decide if Colorado or Utah roasted coffees really do take advantage of high elevation or if there really is no advantage to roasting at high elevations. Here are my findings:

    1. Air Quality
    High elevation locations in the world generally have very clean air. Having less particulate matter in the air results in more efficient convection during the roast as well as an extremely low likelihood that any external particles will bond with the beans during roasting to impact flavor. There is a "thing" for high elevation roasters called open air roasting, and I believe that means they aren't roasting in a closed room. As most of you home owners know, the air inside our homes is often more polluted than the air outside of them. The idea here is the air is clean outside, and so the coffee is brewed in extremely vented high elevation rooms.

    2. Air Pressure
    Most relevant to elevation is the air pressure. This is the same thing that impacts baking at high elevations. Basically, at high elevations water pressure boils at lower temperatures. As a result, fresh (green) coffee beans can have water extracted during roasting at lower temperatures. The idea here is that acids that normally leave the bean during roasting do so quicker at high elevations and the finished product is completed quicker and less flavor is lost compared to longer roasts at higher temperatures. Run on sentence.

    3. Humidity
    The coffee stays fresh longer. This is actually due to the lack of moisture in the air during roasting, since most high elevation environments (including CO) are very arid. So this isn't exclusive to high elevation, you could get the same result by properly dehumidifying your roasting room or going to a desert. Basically, far less moisture is the air during roasting and the final product is extremely dry, allowing it stay fresh for longer.


    So is this all marketing herp derp, or is it real? We would have to have a tasting experiment to find out, which would be a pain. Or we can take in account the scientific backing of the theory that high altitude roasting results in a better tasting bean. Roasters from Montana, to Canada, to Switzerland all claim benefits from high altitude roasting. Companies who sell roasting equipment make special roasters for high elevation based coffee companies. It seems there is at least some element of truth to optimizing coffee taste with high elevation roasting.

    Negatives? Frequent weather changes. At least where I am (CO) it can rain out of nowhere, and then go right back to being dry. Roasters at high elevations have to accommodate temperatures and roast times for humidity and weather otherwise all of the rational above gets disqualified. Also, since high elevation locations generally are not near efficient shipping locations you are going to have to pay more for the beans and they will likely have had spent more time on the road getting to you. Unless you live near the roasters to begin with.

    Next for me is to visit a couple of the CO roasters near me to get a better idea of how this all works. I will report back in the future with pictures and more information.
    BobbyDigikimono54Guppy
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    "Marketing blorp" :D
    BandrikUPSLynxkimono54
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